Bursaries in Health
1. Which Full-time Bursaries in Health does the Western Cape Government offer?
The Western Cape Department of Health offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year in fields where a shortage of skills has been identified.
The aim of the bursary is to attract qualified persons with the required competencies, knowledge and skills to join the Department to meets its service delivery needs. In 2006 academic year, for example, the following bursaries per health science study field were awarded:
Please note more health science study fields may be added per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.
2. What does the Bursary Cover?
Tuition (Actual study fees), registration and examination fees. If you fail an academic year, you will have to repeat that year at your own cost, after which the bursary will be reinstated for the following academic year, if you pass.
3. Will I have to Pay or Work Anything Back?
The bursaries are awarded on a work-back system - on a year for a year basis. Community Service Year will count towards the student's 1st year of bursary obligation, although internship years will not. Students may start paying, that is working, back their bursary obligation as soon as they have successfully completed their studies
4. Who Can Apply for a Bursary?
To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:
Bursars' obligations: bursars are expected to furnish the department with satisfactory proof of registration at an accredited academic institution at the start of the financial year. He or she is also expected to submit all annual or supplementary examination results to the department within 30 days of receiving such results.
5. How do I Apply?
Apply directly to the Department of Health. Invitations to apply will run in local newspapers. Your university or university of technology's bursaries office should be able to supply you with an application form. Alternatively, contact the Department of Health on the numbers below.
6. Where Can I Get More Information?
Western Cape Government Health
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